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Psoriasis arthropathica

Psoriasis arthropathica: Introduction

Psoriasis arthropathica: Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic disease characterized by inflammation of the skin (psoriasis) and joints (arthritis). Psoriatic arthritis is said to be a seronegative spondyloarthropathy and therefore occurs more commonly in patients with tissue type HLA-B27 Syndrome in which psoriasis is associated with arthritis, often involving inflammation in terminal interphalangeal joints. A rheumatoid factor is not usually present in the sera of affected individuals. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Psoriasis arthropathica is available below.

Symptoms of Psoriasis arthropathica

  • In most patients, the psoriasis precedes the arthritis by months to years. The arthritis frequently involve the knees, ankles, and joints in the feet. The inflamed joints become painful, swollen, hot, and red.
  • Joint stiffness is common and is typically worse early in the morning.
  • As well as causing joint inflammation, psoriatic arthritis can cause tendonitis and a sausage-like swelling of the digits known as dactylitis
  • Psoriatic arthritis will have psoriatic nail lesions characterized by pitting of the nails, or more extremely, loss of the nail itself
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Treatments for Psoriasis arthropathica

  • Treatments are directed at reducing and controlling inflammation. NSAIDs such as diclofenac and naproxen are usually the first line medication
  • Other treatment options for this disease include joint injections with corticosteroids
  • Immunosuppressants such as methotrexate or leflunomide
  • Tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors
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